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Child’s Bank

1 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1878-1880Architect:  John GibsonLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II* (1970) Sir Francis Child joined Robert Blanchard in the 1660s and moved their operations to this location by 1673, eventually taking over the company and renaming it after himself. … Read More »Child’s Bank

Bank of England Branch

194 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1886-1888Architect:  Sir Arthur BlomfieldLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II (1972) From 1888 to 1975, this purpose-built renaissance-style palazzo housed the Law Courts branch of the Bank of England.  The overall articulation of the building is complex, with… Read More »Bank of England Branch

J Lyons Café

61 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1910Architect: J. Lyons & Co. Works Department (probably)Location: Fleet StreetListing: not listed This building was first established as a Lyons Café and the design, though not specified in available sources is very likely by the internal… Read More »J Lyons Café

The Scotsman

63 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1921-1922Architect: Frank Matcham & CoLocation: Fleet StreetListing: not listed The eastern corner of Fleet and Bouverie streets is graced by the remaining portion of a building which formerly occupied both Nos 63 and 65, but where… Read More »The Scotsman

Bouverie House

154-160 Fleet Street, EC4 Built: 1924-1926 Architect:  Campbell-Jones, Sons & Smithers Location: Fleet Street Listing: not listed The prominence of Fleet Street as a location ensures that a great variety of stylistic fashions is visible within a few blocks. Bouverie… Read More »Bouverie House

Norwich Union Insurance

leading to Sergeants’ Inn Court 49-50 Fleet Street, EC4Built: 1911-1912Architect:  Jack McMullen BrooksLocation: Fleet StreetListing: Grade II (1977) The north-facing aspect of this grand Edwardian building is a good example of a facade that establishes a dignified, cohesive and symmetric… Read More »Norwich Union Insurance

Lloyd’s Avenue House

6 Lloyd’s Avenue, EC3Built: 1902Architect: B. Emmanuel (T. Collcutt as consultant)Location:  Aldgate and Fenchurch Street eastListing:  Grade II (1997) This building is an interesting study in classical legibility, unity and subordination of elements. The building is divided into five bays… Read More »Lloyd’s Avenue House

Fleet Street

Together with Ludgate Hill, to the east, and the Strand, to the West, Fleet Street forms the main thoroughfare that connected the cities of London and Westminster. Indeed, in earlier times, the Fleet Street name probably covered the whole way… Read More »Fleet Street

Commercial Bank of Scotland

60-62 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1890 Architect:  John Macvicar AndersonLocation: Lombard StreetListing:  Grade II (1972) The main decorative elements are the choice of contrasting granite colours for the columns and rather stubby balustrade fronting the first-floor windows. Both main entablatures are… Read More »Commercial Bank of Scotland

Scottish Provident

1-6 Lombard Street, EC3Built: 1905-8 – modified 1915Architect: Dunn & Watson, W. Curtis GreenLocation: Lombard StreetListing: Grade II (1977) While the address reads Lombard Street, physically, this building is more a continuation of the impressive parade of grand early 20th… Read More »Scottish Provident